Cheddar Bacon Scones

Savory scones recipe easy; This easy recipe for savory scones includes bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions, for a classic flavor combination.  Try this savory scones recipe easy.

savory scones recipe easyMy husband has been building a deck for his mother.

Initially, I would have said WE are building a deck for her, but frankly, as year three of the deck project comes to a close, I’ve basically removed myself from the project.

So now, HE is building it.

Except, sometimes I tag along to help with the problem solving.  Like, when things aren’t square or the boards are warped so badly it takes three men and a gorilla to get them into place.

I like to think of myself as the “big guns,” or more accurately, the foreman.  The brains, if you will.

It’s not really true, but that’s the story I like to tell.  It’s all about the way you frame it.

Sometimes I put my huge deck-building-problem-solving brains to work on other problems, like how can I turn my favorite scone recipe of all time into a savory scone?

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Turns out it couldn’t really be easier.  I started with my favorite recipe for buttermilk scones.  You might remember it (my family certainly does!) from a few months ago when I used it to make these SO delicious Coconut White Chocolate Scones.

So, you start with that recipe, and just add some shredded cheddar and bacon bits, and you’re golden.

I love that combination of bacon, cheddar, and onion.  It’s a classic.

These scones are not quite a meal by themselves, but they make an incredible snack, or they would be great with a bowl of chili.

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And, double bonus… it doesn’t matter at all whether these are square.  Make them any old shape you want!


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Cheddar Bacon Scones
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A savory scone with bacon and cheddar cheese.
Recipe type: snack
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 T. cold butter, in small chunks
  • ¾ cup buttermilk + 1-2 T.
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • ½ - 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup green onion (about 3 onions, sliced all the way to the ends.)
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in cold butter using a pastry cutter, fork, or your hands.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine egg and ¾ cup buttermilk. Add this to the flour mixture, and stir to combine. It should form a heavy, sticky dough.
  3. Add cheese, bacon, and sliced onions, and stir to combine.
  4. Form dough into a flat round disc, about 8 inches in diameter, on your baking sheet. Cut into 12 triangles.
  5. Brush top with remaining 1-2 T. buttermilk, and sprinkle with shredded cheddar to garnish.
  6. Bake at 375 for 20-22 minutes, until slightly brown on top.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Tomato Chard Biscuits from Poppy Haus
Savory Scones with Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomatoes from The Kitchn
Caramel Apple Scones from Recipe Girl

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18 thoughts on “Cheddar Bacon Scones

  1. Sara

    I made these this morning… They are finally in the oven. My only complaints thus far with your write up are the missing couple of bits! I’m glad I used the whole blog, rather than printing, only for the reason that by the recipe, I was under the impression you cut these and then put them on the pan. That’s not possible! So by the pictures I realized the round and “score” is directly on the pan. (I’m a first time scone maker!). My second addition would be to add prep time AND bake time. The recipe says 20 mins, it took me about 45 mins.

    They smell AMAZING!!! These are going to be a great late night after party snack! Thanks!!

    1. Jen Post author

      Sarah, thanks for the suggestions. I updated the recipe to reflect that the dough is placed on the pan before scoring. I normally do not add prep time, because I find that it varies pretty widely, so the 20 minutes just reflected the baking time. I may have to consider adding prep times in the future.

  2. Krys

    Hi, so I was wondering how well would it work if I just made them into regular scone shapes… Instead of doing the giant biscuit and them cutting after its done baking.

    1. Jen Post author

      Krys, these are just fine shaped as individual biscuits. Just reduce the baking time a bit so they don’t turn into hockey pucks! I would try a baking time of about 13-15 minutes.

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  8. Sheila

    For this recipe is it plan flower are self-raising you never stated wich and that bugs me please state when you put these recipe on the internet thank you


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